I recently visited the East Coast for a GM sponsored introduction to the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. In addition to driving the turbo 1.4L Cruze, I was also able to drive the Toyota Corolla S and Honda Civic for comparison. As always, I was very rushed and I apologize for the sloppiness that is my video style. Hopefully you are able to get something from this. A written review will be forthcoming. General Motors covered my expenses to attend this media preview.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Track Tested
Edmunds testing team takes the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to the track.
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GM's 1.4L Ecotec turbo airflow animation
2011 Chevrolet Cruze -- 40 + mpg highway and finally getting out ahead of
the competition with GM's homegrown hard work and good design.
Ecotec 1.4L turbo Airflow -- Almost 140
HP worth of performance from just 1.4L displacement thanks to turbo-charging.
Outside air is drawn into the intake air box by the turbocharger compressor wheel. The compressor
wheel is being driven by hot Exhaust
gases coming out of the Exhaust
manifold. The air is forced through an Intercooler by the compressor wheel and
then travels to the intake manifold. The intake manifold distributes the
air to the cylinders where fuel is added and the combustion process takes
place. A wastegate opens to regulate the compressor drive power by letting
excess Exhaust gases escape through
the Exhaust pipe.
The turbocharger's on-demand performance
in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is like having two engines in the same vehicle
-- one for fuel economy and one for power.
Proper sizing of the turbocharger allows
the small 1.4L engine to sip fuel under lighter driving conditions because
the extra turbo power, normally
associated with a larger sized engine, is held in reserve.
Chevrolet Cruze Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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The Cruze is the latest compact car from Chevrolet, the same brand that
brought you the Cobalt and Cavalier before it. In many ways Chevy's
previous small car offerings struggled when compared to icons like the
Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. With the Cruze Chevrolet has stepped up its
game, producing a car with the features, safety, style and efficiency
needed to take on the best in class.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Start Up, Quick Tour, & Rev With Exhaust View
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT
Sorry for the low video quality but I had to use my iPod NAno as the
BAttery to my HD camera was dead :(
This Cruze has the 1.4L turbo 4 Cyl
which produces 138 HP through a 6 speed auto.
It's a much better Car than it's predecessor which was the Cobalt. Tho
it's not at the top in it's class & theres many areas in the interior which
can still use improvement. Offering other body styles such as a Hatch
version ( Which is Available in Europe ) ought to be offered here & it
Chevrolet Cruze Designed for Safety
Safety engineer Ken Bonello shows us safety features never seen before in a
car in the compact class. 10 airbags? We'll show them to you. The Chevrolet
Cruze hits dealerships this fall.
Review: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
First introduced back in 2008 at the Paris Auto Show, the 2011 Chevrolet
Cruze compact is finally hitting the market here in the U.S.
CHEVROLET CRUZE RIDE AND HANDLING HALIFAX DARTMOUTH SACKVILLE VS TOYOTA FORD HONDA
Following 6,000,000 km of real-world testing across six continents and
capturing worldwide attention after launching in 60 countries, Chevrolet's
first global compact car has arrived. Designed in Asia, engineered in
Europe and built in North America. The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. With a
European brand of performance, powered by either a standard 1.8L ECOTEC®
engine or the available 1.4L ECOTEC® turbo that is anticipated to deliver Best-in-Class
fuel efficiency.** And a class-exclusive 10 standard airbags.† The
compact car that was named AutoBest 2010 by European journalists and one
that RoadAndTrack.com concluded "will definitely give the imports a run for
their money." Get ready to Cruze at O'Regan's on Robie
All-New Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback (in/out in HD)
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze delivers many segment-leading features and details
that challenge preconceived notions about what a compact car can be in
The Cruze also affirms Chevrolet's commitment to building refined,
fuel-efficient vehicles using new, small-displacement, four-cylinder
Leveraging Chevrolet's design and engineering talent in Asia, Europe and
North America, the Cruze brings a progressive, globally influenced design
complemented by exceptional levels of quietness, quality and attention to
detail -- from precise tolerances between body panels to the use of premium
materials throughout the interior.